Radish is a root family vegetable we use this vegetable mostly in Sambar and to make roti, another yummy variety is Radish Thokku to fill in roti, Parathas and can be mixed with plain cooked rice, good combination with rice rasam and thokku. This one dish can suit with many main meal teffin item and rice.
Radish 200 gram, Skin peeled and grated
Jagery powdered-1 tsp
Garlic 3 pods
Curry leaves-1 twig
Fennel seeds and cumin seeds-1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Method to prepare:
Heat pan with oil season with the above mentioned seasoning items,add crushed garlic pods and a;;ow it till golden yellow.
Add chopped onion and curry leaves saute till translucent.
Add Grated radish and saute for 3 more minutes.
Now add Tomato, salt, chili powder and coriander powder.
Finally, add jagery mix well few drops of lemon to taste.
Radish thokku is ready to serve with most of our main meal.
The traditional method of preparing soup gives a mild taste and soothing effect to the throat and tummy, from Child to Adult. These type of soups can be consumed as a warm drink or with plain cooked rice, both have wonderful taste. Consistency- not very thick, gluey or clear soup.
Easy to prepare with minimal effort and ingredients.
Ingredients to prepare:
Moong dal- 1 tbsp (to enhance the taste and consistency of the soup, alternative to mashed potato)
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-1 twig
Method to prepare:
Boil, moong dal for 3 whistles in a pressure pan.
Once the steam released, add chopped onion, Tomato, green chilli and cook for more 3 whistles.
Mash all together to a smooth consistency, add 2 cups of water salt and turmeric powder.
Heat another pan with a teaspoon of ghee and add fennel seeds and cumin.
Add garam masala powder and curry leaves, add the soup in, allow it to boil for 3 minutes in medium flame.
Transfer and garnish with chopped coriander leaves, add pepper if necessary.
Versatile recipes can be made with Eggs. Many of us enjoy cooking egg recipes, easy and stomach filling recipes can be made with less effort. Chettinadcookbook shared many such varieties in cooking with egg, here is another simple recipe to add in, chili egg. Inviting taste and appearance of this chili egg is a good combination with plain cooked rice, roti, puri, naan and parathas. Crunchy Onions, tangy tomato paste and spicy red chili, simply awesome….
Eggs-4, boiled and shell removed, make few slits around each egg.
Onion- 1 big, cut into lengthwise
Tomato paste-2 tbsp
Chili paste -2 tsp,or powder -1 tsp
Vinegar-1/4 tsp optional if you feel to have Tangier
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Heat pan with oil, add chopped onion saute until translucent.
Add curry leaves, tomato paste, chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt, mix well sprinkle little water and cook on low flame for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add boiled eggs into it, stir well and cook for 3 more minutes until it gets coated well.
Yummy, tangy and spicy chilli egg fry is ready to serve.
Most part of the Banana tree is used in our cooking, raw banana, flower, and shoot. We know the complete plant is nutritionally rich and contain numerous medicinal value to consume.
The plantain will only fruit once. After harvesting the fruit, the plantain plant can be cut and the layers peeled (like an onion) to get a cylinder shaped soft shoot. This stem is rich in fiber include banana stem at least weekly once in your lunch and love to have it with rice.
Here are some health benefits of banana stem:
1. For Kidney Stones: Nowadays even doctors recommend including banana stem in the diet, for patients who suffer from gall bladder stones. If you are suffering from gall bladder stones, include banana stem in the diet at least weekly once.
2. For Weight Loss: Banana stem is full of fiber, a cup of a banana stem is very filling and will keep you satiated for a long time. Try to include it in your weight loss plan for fast results 3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating
3. Hyper Acidity: Drinking a cup of banana stem juice helps in treating hyperacidity. You can also have it in empty stomach 4. For
4. For Constipation: Since plantain stem is full of fiber, it will greatly help people who are constipated. If you want to consume it as a juice for treating constipation, make sure not to strain the juice. 5. For Diabetic Patients:
5. For Diabetic Patients: Banana stem is excellent for diabetics, as it does not raise the blood sugar level sharply but drink the juice without straining it to retain the fiber.
6. For Urinary Tract Infections:Banana stem juice is also very effective for treating urinary tract infections. Clears the infection in the urinary track.
Many people don’t use banana stem in their diet because it takes the time to clean and cut the banana stem. But banana stem once cleaned and cut can be soaked in buttermilk. This buttermilk can be consumed by adding a little salt to it.
Method to prepare Poriyal :
It is very simple to prepare in few minutes after chopping. This healthiest dish can be taken with rice and sambar.
Plantain stem (Vazhaithandu)- 500 gram
Turmeric powder optional
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Step:1- Peel the outer layer of the shoot and chop the softer part of the stem into small pieces, drop into the buttermilk mixed water to avoid discoloration, this water can be consumed by adding a little salt in it, peel and chop onion and green chilies.
Step:2- Heat pan with oil and season it with the above mentioned to temper ingredients.
Step: 3- Add chopped onion and green chilies along with the curry leaves.
Step:4- Squeeze or drain water from the chopped plantain stem and drop it into the pan, saute altogether in medium flame until the stem gets soft cooked.(Chopped stem can be steam cooked to add)
Step:4- Finally add salt, pepper powder, and fresh grated coconut to enhance the taste.
We are really gifted with this wonderful iron rich vegetable, we can find abundant of drumstick in the markets during this season. Consuming seasonal vegetables is a clever idea to maintain our health. The tree full of green, long drumstick is an eye catching view in this season.
Normal we have some hesitation to have Drumstick in our lunch box, because of its hard skin, children also will not know how to eat carefully.
In this yummy dish we boil and remove the skin, we are using the pulp present inside the drumstick which will be tastier.
Delicious Drumstick perattal can be served with plain cooked rice and ghee, side dish for roti and can be used as stuffing in Masala dosa.
Know some health benefits of Drumstick, before you consume,
It is a rich source of highly digestive proteins, calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and carotenoids.
Drumstick soup helps to control any kind of chest congestion, coughs and sore throats.
Juice extracted from drum stick leaves, when mixed with milk and offered to children will greatly help to strengthen their bones as it is said to be a great source of Calcium.
Drumstick leaves juice gives a good glow to your skin and face also drumstick is said to be a great blood purifier.
Drumstick leaves are used to treat many problems such as the wheezing of asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
Soup made with drumstick leaves and flowers are highly beneficial in preventing infections such as throat, chest and skin.
Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them to overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.
Inhaling steam of water in which drumsticks have been boiled helps to control asthma and other lung problems.
Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infants, growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones.
Pregnant women should often eat drumsticks as it helps to ease any kind of pre and post-delivery complication.
Drumstick-5 to 7
Onion(shallots)-1/2 cup 10 to 15
Garlic cloves-4 chopped
Tomato- 1 small
Chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Pepper -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds few
Method to prepare:
Clean and cut Drumstick into long pieces, boil until soft for 3 whistles approximately.
When the boiled drumstick comes to the normal temperature, open peel by holding one end of the boiled piece with a fork and take gently the soft pulp with the spoon.Collect the pulp and keep ready for perattal.
Heat oil season it with the above-mentioned ingredients.
Add, chopped onion and garlic saute until golden brown.
Add chopped curry leaves, tomato, turmeric powder, salt, and chilli powder saute till the tomato leaves its skin. (Gram masala also can be added if preferred)
Add the drumstick pulp finally and saute for 3 minutes in a medium flame.
Delicious Drumstick perattal is ready to serve with plain cooked rice and ghee, roti and can be used for Masala dosa stuffing.
Amazing taste of sweet Potato roti and its wonderful health benefits is an interesting story of this recipe. Flavoured roti or chappathi is an innovative idea of making roti in a daily basis. This sweet potato roti is very soft in texture, natural sweet in taste and the smell of sweet potato gives entirely a different experience.
Health benefits of Sweet Potato:
They are high in vitamin B6. They are a good source of vitamin C. While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer. Sweet potatoes contain iron. But iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper immune functioning, and the metabolising of protein, among other things. Sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. They contain Vitamin D Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.
Sweet Potato-200 gram
Wheat flour-250 gram
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds or ajiwain-1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Boil sweet potato peel skin mash it.
In a wide bowl add wheat flour and all the other ingredients mentioned above, mix well such that all the ingredients get mixed.
sprinkle some water and mix as we do for normal roti/ chapati.
set aside for 10 minutes.
Make the dough into small balls and roll it to your desired shape.
Heat tawa and cook both the sides by sprinkling some oil on its sides.
Delicious sweet potato roti is ready to serve with any interesting side dishes.
Biryani is one of the best aromatic and delicious meal with Indian spices. Mostly it is believed that Biryani will be delicious only with mutton and chicken varieties, but the taste and flavour can be done in vegetarian too. The style of mutton biryani as veg recipe especially for you!Protein rich soya is essential for our healthy life.
Protein rich soya is essential for our healthy life. This can be used alternatively in the usage of mutton.
Soya Chunks-1/2 cup(soaked and cut into small cubes
Basmathi rice-1 cup
Onion chopped-1 big
Tomato chopped 2
Curry leaves-1 twig
Cashew broken-1 tbsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste-2 tsp
Coconut milk- 1 cup 0r curd 2 tbsp
Coriander, Mint leaves-1/2 cup
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Black pepper-1/2 tsp
Bay leaf-1 long
Cinnamon-1 inch piece
Black pepper-1/4 tsp
Jathi pathiri-1 inch
Method to prepare Biryani:
1Soak Soya chunks cut into small cubes.
2.Golden fry cashews in s.
3.Grind the above mentioned “To grind” ingredients to a paste.
4.Wash and soak rice. Cut tomato, green chillies and onion.
5.Heat Pan, add 3 tbsp of oil and season with above To temper ingredients, add ginger garlic paste and fry till it looses its raw smell.
6. Add cut onion, tomato, and green chillies fry for 3 minutes, add soya chunks.
7. Add the ground paste and saute for a while till it changes its smell.
8. Now add, chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt mix well.
9.Finally, add soaked rice, coconut milk or curd and water cook in the pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
10.Mix well once done add few drops of lemon juice if necessary.
11.Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried cashews with the ghee.
Glad to note that we have achieved 350 posts in our blog – http://www.Chettinadcookbook.org . To celebrate both Ganesh Chaturthi and our achievement we have a treat with the unique recipe Rava Kozhukkattai. easy to prepare in few minutes of effort. Rava has the quality of easiest and fast cooking ingredient in all to choose. Rice can be replaced by Rava to make Kozhukkattai.
Fine Rava / Sooji -1 cup
Milk -1 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Jaggery grated- 3/4 cup
Heat pan with Ghee golden roast broken Cashews, collect and keep it aside.
In the same pan fry Sooji / Rava for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame.
Melt jaggery by sprinkling some water, once done strain it to remove unwanted particles.
In another pan boil milk, while it starts boiling temperature, add roasted Rava and stir constantly.
When it becomes thick, add melted jaggery, grated coconut, and cardamom powder, mix well. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Add ghee if you prefer more.
Make it into small lemon sized balls, place cashews on making every ball and steam cook it for 10 minutes.
Red rice is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has a higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.
Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth. We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chili or Tomato chutney.
Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as a base and filling prepared in various combinations to stuff inside the Kolukkattai, including spice and sweet. Here, I thought to prepare something healthier to consume and without any artificial sweet or sweets like sugar and jaggery. Dates are naturally sweet in taste and the crunchy nuts added are very healthy. This wonderful combination of nuts and dates, filled in rice pod is heavenly in taste. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi, recipe from Chettinadcookbook.
Ingredients: To prepare the outer covering
Rice flour-1 cup ( yields 20 to 23 Kozhukkattai)
Ingredients for filling mixture:
Kiss-miss, dry grapes- 1 tbsp
Coconut grated-2 tbsp
Cashew nuts- fist full
Pista, walnut -5 to 10 each (optional)
Ghee-2 tsp to roast the nut mixture
Coarsely grind all the above-mentioned nuts in a mortar or pestle, collect it separately.
Grind the dates and dry grapes together for a minute to mash it well.
Heat pan with one teaspoon of ghee and slightly roast the nut mixture.
In a wide pan add roasted nut mixture, dates mixture, and coconut.
Mix it well all together and make it into a small gooseberry sized balls.
In a vessel boil water, take another pan to add the rice flour, salt, and oil as mentioned above.
Gradually pour boiling water into the rice flour and mix it with the ladle to a tight dough.
Make the dough to small lemon size equal balls, Now grease your fingers and palm, make the balls to thin patties or cup-shaped to fill the mixture.
Make it to your desired shape, such that the filling does not come out of the outer covering.
Steam cook the Kozhukkattai, in two batches for 10 to 15 minutes.
Mixed nuts Kolukkattai is ready. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi from Chettinadcookbook.
If you prefer to have a more sweet taste, add some grated jaggery with the mixture.
One teaspoon of sugar can be added in rice flour while mixing the dough.